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Job Vacancy Announcement
From: Dr. Takakazu Yumoto
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Job Vacancy Announcement

Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI)
Department: Department of Cognitive Science

Job Title: Full Professor (tenured)
Opening Date: June 14th, 2019
Closing Date: September 27th, 2019
Formal Hiring Date: April 2020
Salary Range: Subject to previous research career (non-negotiable)

1. Job description
The KUPRI is seeking to appoint a suitable candidate to the position of full professor in the Department of Cognitive Science. The department conducts interdisciplinary research in human and nonhuman primates to understand the evolutionary origins of human minds and behavior. At this time, we are seeking a researcher whose research fits the mission of the department. Prior experience with primates is not essential. The successful applicant is also expected to promote primate research from a broad perspective, to teach and supervise graduate students, and to contribute to administration of the institute.

2. Application procedure
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents. An application written in either English or Japanese is acceptable.

(1) Curriculum Vitae
(2) Detailed account of academic activity and research grant records
(3) List of academic publications (Publications should be listed in chronological order and numbered. The corresponding author of each publication should be marked  with an asterisk. The publication numbers of your top 10 publications should be circled. PDF files of these top 10 publications should be included in digital media format (e.g. CD, DVD, USB, SD).
(4) List of non-academic/general readership publications
(5) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1500 words).
(6) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at KUPRI (about 1500 words).

All application documents, including one hard copy of #1-6 above (except the publication reprints) and all PDF files (including the PDF reprints) in digital media format (e.g. CD, DVD, USB), must arrive by the deadline (17:00 in Japanese Standard Time on Friday, September 27, 2019) and should be sent by registered postal mail to:
   Prof. Takakazu YUMOTO, Director
   Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
   41-2 Kanrin, Inuyama City 484-8506, Japan
The addressee on the envelope should be followed by "Cognitive Science Professor" written in red.

3. Selection procedure and feedback to candidates
A committee will be set up at KUPRI to evaluate all candidates based on the documents submitted. Potential candidates may be invited for an interview with faculty members of the institute and a committee member from outside of the institute. The final decision will be made by all faculty members. Each candidate will be informed of the final decision pertaining to their own application.

4. Gender equality
In accordance with the gender equality promotion policy at Kyoto University, all else being equal, women will be given priority in the selection process based on Article 8 of the "Act on Securing Equal Opportunity and Treatment for Men and Women in the Workplace"

KUPRI is composed of the following research units: Department of Evolution and Phylogeny, Department of Ecology and Social Behavior, Department of Cognitive Science, Department of Neuroscience, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research, Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology, Endowed Research Section [Department of Chimpanzee Research (Hayashibara)], and Endowed Research Section [Department of Wildlife Science Research (Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd)]. Graduate level education is conducted within the Division of Biological Science in the Graduate School of Science. Detailed information is available on the following website: http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp. For inquiries, please contact Masaki TOMONAGA (e-mail: tomonaga.masaki.4m@kyoto-u.ac.jp).